Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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With the GOP looking ahead to its April 24 presidential primary in Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign officially kicked off its Philly Jewish outreach efforts by convening a Main Line meeting of roughly 30 Jewish Democratic insiders. Ira Forman, a former director of the National Jewish Democratic Council who is heading up Jewish outreach for the campaign, met earlier...
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A Jew from the former Soviet Union who arrived in Philadelphia with two small children; a teenage victim of domestic abuse from Guatemala; a survivor of the Rwandan genocide; and an undocumented immigrant from Bolivia. These four immigrants all received assistance from local Jewish community members and have, in turn, found ways to help others. This year, local Jewish families...
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Jewish Exponent Staff
A Conshohocken man says a Delaware County congregation that shut down last year must transfer the $100,000 he donated a decade ago to another charity.
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Absorbing the word "CEO" into her job description -- and all the responsibility that comes with it -- doesn't faze Ivy Barsky, director and chief operating officer at the National Museum of American Jewish History. She doesn't have time to ponder the change, between coordinating programs, an inaugural traveling exhibition, a survey of the impact of the core collection and...
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Jewish Federation CEO Ira M. Schwartz got a receptive ear in Israel to a new local plan to address food insecurity.
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Profile

Bryan Schwartzman has been reporting on the Jewish community of Philadelphia since 2003. After 10 years as a staff writer, he now occasionally freelances for the Exponent. He writes about trends in politics, religion and spirituality, philanthropy and sometimes dabbles in sports and the arts. 
 
He has received numerous awards from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists, the Jewish American Press Association and other organizations.
 
A native New Yorker, he earned a master’s degree in modern Jewish history and literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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